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16-year-old killed at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Texas


Emerson Clarridge

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death on Wednesday evening during a fight at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor as the Arlington water park closed for the day, police said.

The victim, whose name authorities did not release, was fired on in a parking lot about 7 p.m. outside the park in the 1800 block of East Lamar Blvd.

An off-duty Arlington police officer was working a part-time security job at the park Wednesday when he heard car horns coming from the parking lot and walked from the front gate. He saw a group of six to eight people fighting, police said. As the officer began to move toward the group to break up the fight, he heard a gunshot and saw the victim lying on the ground.

Police did not announce an arrest. Officers detained multiple people at the scene. Investigators were working late Wednesday to determine if they were involved in the killing.

The Arlington Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has any information about this case to come forward and report it to Detective Simmons 817-459-5735. A person with a tip can remain anonymous by calling Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

Banzai Pipeline, the park’s biggest addition since 2014, opened Memorial Day weekend at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, Texas. (Courtesy of Six Flags)


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